SPORTS


10/9/2001 12:00am

Reis' Kills Help UNC Down Georgia Tech

Just when it looked like the North Carolina volleyball team was down and out, Nicole Reis picked up her teammates and carried them to victory. The Tar Heels, losing 8-1 in the decisive fifth game against Florida State on Friday night, were on the verge of losing their first ACC match. But Reis had other ideas. After the sophomore outside hitter brought UNC closer with a couple strong kills, Reis made a diving dig on a shot by Seminole middle hitter Norisha Campbell. Reis then won the point with an emphatic kill just outside the 10-foot line to cut FSU's lead to three.


10/9/2001 12:00am

UNC Receivers Exploit ECU Zone

Kory Bailey's self-esteem balloon shrank while his frustration grew. Following his team's loss at Texas earlier this season, Bailey and the rest of North Carolina's wide receivers felt the heat when UNC coach John Bunting ripped the group for its lack of consistency. All too often, the Tar Heels' wideouts couldn't find seams in their opponents' defenses.


10/8/2001 12:00am

Blue Devils Continue Dominance at Finley

Staff Writer Duke seems to feel at home in Chapel Hill. The Blue Devils women's golf team won its fifth consecutive Franklin Street Trust Tar Heel Invitational with a 17-stroke victory on Sunday at Finley Golf Course. "We keep thinking we're going to wear out our welcome here," Duke coach Dan Brooks said, smiling, as his team accepted the championship trophy. North Carolina edged Vanderbilt by two strokes and finished second in the only tournament the team will play in Chapel Hill this season.


10/8/2001 12:00am

UNC Edges Pirates in Wacky Game

SportSaturday Editor Maybe it was the heightened tension created by the renewal of a rivalry 20 years on hold, but it seemed like everything that transpired in North Carolina's football game Saturday was soaked in incredulity. The Tar Heels overcame their early overanxiousness, slowed the Pirates' offense and effectively employed their two-QB scheme -- albeit with a dash of intrigue -- to prolong a season that is becoming increasingly hard to believe. UNC's 24-21 win in front of 58,500 at Kenan Stadium defied rationality, encapsulating the Tar Heels' season perfectly


10/8/2001 12:00am

Deacs Top Tar Heels Again

WINSTON-SALEM -- With two minutes remaining and North Carolina trailing Wake Forest 2-0, midfielder Meredith Keller set up for a penalty stroke. But when Keller pushed the diagonal shot, Wake Forest goalkeeper Katie Ridd promptly denied her flick.


10/8/2001 12:00am

Volleyball Learns Lesson, Tops ACC Foes

One of the most overused cliches in the sports world is that through defeat, a team can learn to win. With two victories this weekend, the North Carolina volleyball team proved that coming dangerously close to losing can be just as beneficial. Friday night, Florida State pushed the Tar Heels to the limit. After losing the first two games to UNC, the Seminoles rallied to win the next two, setting the stage for a decisive fifth game. In game five, FSU took an 8-1 lead and UNC's first loss in nine matches seemed inevitable.


10/8/2001 12:00am

Transition Smooth For Haywood After Summer Changes

Senior Writer WILMINGTON -- North Carolina's all-time shot-blocking leader didn't leave his comfort zone in Chapel Hill until he had to. Brendan Haywood, who graduated in May, attended the University's Fall Fest in August. The day before Labor Day, Haywood finally departed his former home at Kensington Trace off Weaver Dairy Road. In a trash can in the parking lot, he left behind a pair of old tennis shoes to go lace 'em up for the NBA. "I threw out a lot of stuff," Haywood said.


10/8/2001 12:00am

Same Old Jordan Works Out in Wilmington

WILMINGTON -- Michael Jordan turned the corner and jogged down the hallway. The back of his white No. 23 jersey and the back of the world's most famous bald head headed into the UNC-Wilmington gym. For the next two hours and 15 minutes Friday night, reporters sat back in a Trask Coliseum corridor adjacent to the court, sealed from the floor by a set of doors.


10/8/2001 12:00am

Johnson's Hit Saves Tar Heels From ECU TD

Staff Writer Once again, North Carolina chose to avoid East Carolina kickoff return man Marvin Townes and his 31-yard average return. The Tar Heels kicked away from Townes -- and to the Pirates' other returner, Art Brown -- all game. But this time, Brown, a sophomore from Winston-Salem, was going to foil the strategy and make UNC pay. "They had been kicking away from Marvin all day," Brown said.


10/8/2001 12:00am

Women's Soccer Efficient in Win at Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Maryland's women's soccer team didn't have to defeat North Carolina to make history. All the Terrapins had to do was score a goal. They managed that, but No. 1 UNC's nine-game winning streak was not blemished, as the Tar Heels downed Maryland 3-1. UNC got on the board first when sophomore defender Catherine Reddick curved a corner kick into Maryland's box, and Alyssa Ramsey jumped up and headed the ball to the left of Terrapin goalkeeper Ali Wolff in the 5th minute.


10/5/2001 12:00am

`Midnight With Heels' Set For Next Friday

The 2001-02 men's basketball season gets under way for North Carolina next weekend, with the second annual "Midnight With the Heels" set for Oct. 12 at Carmichael Auditorium. Members of the UNC squad will be introduced to the crowd and play an intrasquad scrimmage in front of North Carolina students and Tar Heel fans. Seating is limited, so spectators should arrive early. Admission is free, and all seating will be general admission. Doors open at 6 p.m.


10/5/2001 12:00am

UNC Faces Tricky Pirate Offense

Game and time: East Carolina at North Carolina. Kickoff is at 3:35 p.m. Records: East Carolina is 2-2, 1-0 in Conference USA. North Carolina is 2-3, 2-1 in the ACC. Series: North Carolina leads 6-1-1 Personnel: East Carolina -- None reported.


10/5/2001 12:00am

DTH Picks of the Week

Today, former UNC running back Kelvin Bryant, who scored six touchdowns the last time ECU and UNC played, will try to run all over the DTH know-it-alls. With the Pirates of East Carolina on the horizon, the land lovers at the DTH have their eye patches on and their bottles of rum in hand (yo-ho-ho!) as they plunder this week's slate. Leading the fleet is Owen "Hook" Hassell, whose picks have been pirate's gold thus far. In hot pursuit with cannons booming are Kelly "Wench" Lusk, Brad "Shiver Me" Broders and Ian "Scurvy" Gordon, who's actually feeling quite well.


10/3/2001 12:00am

Volleyball Rallies, Tops Clemson

The records, in the end, didn't matter. Sure, the North Carolina volleyball team was 4-0 in the ACC entering its match Tuesday night against a Clemson team still without a conference win this year. But UNC didn't dominate the Tigers.


10/3/2001 12:00am

Ball Finds Net Twice in Tar Heels' Win

DURHAM -- After playing six road games in 12 days, spending hours in airports and hanging out in hotel rooms, the North Carolina women's soccer team was looking for some silver lining in its cloudy schedule. Fortunately for the Tar Heels, forward Elizabeth Ball provided enough flashes of excellence to keep the team undefeated, as they downed Duke 3-1 at Koskinen Stadium. Ball checked into the game in the 7th minute after forward Alyssa Ramsey was hit by a Duke defender and limped off the field.


10/3/2001 12:00am

Freshman's 2 Goals Lead UNC to Victory

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- No. 12 North Carolina men's soccer team scored three times in the second half and defeated No. 21 William & Mary 4-1 on Tuesday evening at the Sportsplex. With the win, UNC improved to 7-2 this season. William & Mary fell to 5-4-1. The victory is UNC's third in a row. The match was close through the first half of play with North Carolina scoring the only goal in the period at the 38th minute.


10/2/2001 12:00am

Field Hockey's Defense Creates Scoring Chances

North Carolina's field hockey team knew that something would have to change. The Tar Heels, who lacked intensity Wednesday in their 2-0 nonconference loss to Wake Forest, entered their weekend series against Duke and Richmond looking to regain production on the offensive side of the ball. Mission accomplished. Second-ranked UNC had its way offensively in weekend romps, defeating No. 10 Duke 5-0 and Richmond 8-0. "I think (the team) understands that they didn't play their best," UNC coach Karen Shelton said of the Wake Forest loss.


10/2/2001 12:00am

Fresh Legs Help UNC Wear Down Blue Devils

DURHAM -- When volleyball teams play matches on consecutive nights, the first contest can sometimes affect the second. Sometimes, the effect isn't just psychological or confidence boosting. Sometimes, fresh legs make the difference. North Carolina defeated Duke 3-1 (30-28, 14-30, 30-26, 30-16) on Saturday at Cameron Indoor Stadium by wearing down the Blue Devils. On Friday against Wake Forest, UNC (11-3, 4-0 in the ACC) dropped the third game but defeated the Demon Deacons (6-5, 1-2) 3-1 by using 11 players at Reynolds Gym. "(Wake) was more of a tactical match," UNC coach J


10/2/2001 12:00am

Pause Makes Immediate Impact in Return

He's back. North Carolina midfielder Logan Pause was supposed to miss the entire 2001 men's soccer season due to a torn meniscus in his left knee. Since he was the team's top returning scorer, his loss would have been a crushing blow to an already inexperienced UNC offense. But Pause has defied the odds, not only playing in the Tar Heels' game against Duke on Saturday night at Fetzer Field, but also scoring the game-winning goal in a 1-0 UNC victory. "It just feels good to be back," Pause said. Pause entered the game at 26:10 and played the remainder of the game.